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Why Doctors Miss Early-Onset Dementia And the Surprising Symptom That’s a Dead Giveaway…

By |2021-10-22T00:43:20+00:00October 22nd, 2021|Brain Science|

While Alzheimer’s disease is certainly the best-known type of dementia, there are others to be aware of. One is called frontotemporal dementia (FTD), also known as early-onset dementia because it’s usually diagnosed in middle age, between the ages of 45 and 65. While FTD is not as common as Alzheimer’s disease, occuring in ten percent [...]

Dust Off Your Favorite Board Game and Save Your Memory

By |2021-10-01T13:47:23+00:00October 1st, 2021|Brain Science|

Just as challenging the body with weight-bearing exercise makes bones stronger and helps to slow bone loss with aging, challenging the brain with cognitive exercise can make it more resilient and help delay the onset of Alzheimer's. But how much of an effect does it have? How many extra healthy cognitive years will it give [...]

Will You Be Diagnosed With Dementia Within the Next Five Years?

By |2021-07-26T13:39:37+00:00July 26th, 2021|Brain Science|

If you’re over 55 and want to know your risk of developing dementia within the next five years, you can now find out in a matter of minutes. Rigorous research conducted in Canada led to the development of an online calculator consisting of two dozen questions. In just five minutes you'll know your chances of [...]

Scientists Discover New Protein That Causes Alzheimer’s Disease

By |2021-06-25T13:01:55+00:00June 25th, 2021|Brain Science|

Amyloid and tau proteins have long been linked to the development of Alzheimer's, yet frustratingly, their presence can't reliably predict the onset of the disease. The challenge for scientists has been to find a more reliable protein that can act as an early indicator, years before symptoms first appear. One group of scientists believe they [...]

The Brain Change that Predicts Alzheimer’s Disease

By |2021-06-07T05:45:09+00:00June 7th, 2021|Brain Science|

The latest research points to a new hallmark of Alzheimer's disease that could prove to be far more promising as an early marker of the malady than the often talked about tau tangles and amyloid plaques. Detecting this marker when it first develops could provide the earliest indicator of the disease, as it can be [...]

New Study Reveals Shocking Discovery About Amyloid Plaque and Memory Loss

By |2021-05-21T10:00:06+00:00May 21st, 2021|Brain Science|

For decades Alzheimer’s drugs have been developed to clear amyloid beta plaques from the brain. Yet when it comes to testing these drugs in clinical trials with Alzheimer's patients they’ve failed miserably. A new study suggests a surprising reason why. The research shows that some types of amyloid plaque actually protect the brain against memory [...]

How One Little-Known Neurological Illness is Robbing People of Body and Mind (Plus, what to do about it!)

By |2021-04-09T17:15:53+00:00April 9th, 2021|Brain Science|

There is no diagnostic test, objective measure or clear sign that chronic fatigue syndrome exists, still health authorities are beginning to accept that this syndrome is a real medical condition. Even so, the illness, sometimes called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is not always taken seriously by health care providers, with some patients complaining of hostile interactions [...]

Brain Cells Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s 
Identified For The First Time

By |2021-02-15T12:09:53+00:00February 15th, 2021|Brain Science|

In Alzheimer's disease, some types of brain cells are affected very early on, while others escape the disease process until much later. What causes this difference in vulnerability? Finding the answer to this question could pave the way for new targeted treatment strategies. When a team of scientists sought to solve this mystery, they made [...]

Miracle Drug Restores Lost Memory
 in Days

By |2021-02-08T14:39:27+00:00February 8th, 2021|Brain Science|

Doctors and scientists tell us nothing can be done about age-related cognitive decline. Losing our mental faculties to some extent is an inevitable part of aging. But what if they're wrong? What if - instead of brain cells becoming damaged or worn out - a blockage occurs that stops them from functioning normally? And by [...]

Without These “Memory-Making” Brain Cells,
 Your Memory Quickly Fails

By |2021-02-01T14:45:27+00:00February 1st, 2021|Brain Science|

Although neuroscientists have spent most of their research efforts investigating how the brain’s neurons affect memory, they recently discovered another type of cell in the brain that’s just as vital for our intellectual abilities. They’re called glial cells, and new research reveals they’re essential for making long-term memories. In fact, the latest research shows that [...]

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